Each transaction has its own unique set of facts and circumstances. Acquirors and sellers must be prepared to navigate an intricate landscape of corporate, securities, tax, competition (anti-trust), foreign investment and labour and employment considerations, among other things.
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Acquiring a Canadian Public Company provides an overview of certain legal considerations relevant to transactions involving the acquisition of a public company in Canada. The Guide contains information regarding:
- The principle methods by which an acquiror can acquire a Canadian public company
- General rules, process and timing applicable to these methods
- A target's potential responses
- Protections afforded to minority shareholders under Canadian corporate and securities law
- The competition (anti-trust) regime applicable to acquisitions
- Special considerations for foreign acquirers
Originally published July 23, 2020.
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